We here at the TFF are superfans of director Denis Villeneuve’s entire body of film work. In 2009 we opened our festival with the director’s austere and thought-provoking Next Floor and premiered his pre-Sicario tense thriller Polytechnique at the 2010 festival for the Tallahassee audience. Villeneuve’s films are so consistently expertly crafted that it’s no surprise he has gone on to helm some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed Hollywood films, and we at TFF couldn’t be more personally excited about his upcoming Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling.
If you’re a Blade Runner fan, and you’re looking forward to the sequel coming on October 6, be sure to check out the new short film Blade Runner Black Out 2022 which very nicely fills in the blanks to help tie the original Blade Runner story together with the upcoming sequel by Villenueve. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), Black Out 2022 is an anime short film featuring a new score by Flying Lotus. Stream the short at Crunchyroll.com or on their app, complete with an intro by Denis Villeneuve!
Be sure to check out our festival in March 2018 and be on the lookout for the next big filmmaker!